Rabat, May 27, 2013 (MAP)
Rabat, May 27, 2013 (MAP)
The standoff between two political parties member of the government coalition and Morocco’s relations with the African continent are making the headlines of editorialist published this Monday May 27 by Moroccan dailies.
In an editorial titled “unhealthy disinformation”, Aujourd’hui le Maroc says it is understandable that the Party for justice and development and the Istiqlal party request the mediation of HM King Mohammed VI in the standoff but stresses that the two parties should at least keep silent and wait for the sovereign to rule on their dispute.
But each of the two parties is repeating that they enjoy the confidence of HM the King, the daily notes stressing that if the two parties want to reassure the public opinion, then they are wrong because their statement are only making things more confusing.
On the same subject, Assabah deplores that the parties of the majority have opted for escalation instead of reason and are continuing their fierce battle of trading accusations and insult, recalling that Morocco’s political situation has always been stable and coherent and addressing major issues has never shaken the country’s political and governmental majority.
For the editorialist, the crisis of the government coalition seems to be heading toward a political crisis with clear incidents on common people. The editorial stressed that trading accusations has caused the anger and disappointment of intellectuals and politicians.
This situation will no doubt leave its effects, the editorial warns, explaining that it will jeopardize confidence in Morocco’s stability on which the Kingdom is building to attract investments that are so needed to create wealth and jobs.
Of relationships between Morocco and Africa, Bayane Al Yaoum writes that Morocco’s African calling is not a mere tactical approach but a logical action directed to a continent that is today massively attracting foreign enterprises and institutions.
The editorialist says the African calling of Morocco is part of the continuity of the Kingdom’s choices after it walked out of the Organization of African unity, of which it was a founding member.
Today, Morocco is consolidating its bilateral ties with African countries and expanding these links to other cooperation and development fields at the service of the two parts’ strategic interests but also to face challenges they are confronting, the daily states.
On the same topic, Le Soir Echos considers that Brazil’s decision to write off 900 million dollars of debt owed by twelve African countries is good news, and also a down payment, pointing out that with 25 billion dollars of exchanges in 2012 between Brazil and the African continent, the decision is part of the Latin American country’s will to protect and consolidate its relations with the coveted continent.